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Due to manufacturing errors the PS3 and WII will be in limited supply. I found out at my work today from my manager. He went to a company meeting and they had reported that the Blue Ray dye in the laser has a defect and only 1/8 will work so only 160,000 units will be available and Wal-Mart has claimed most of them from the first shipment. The WII will only have 100,000 unit on release date also due to manufacturing defects. Reason unknown.
post #2 of 23
Wrong.
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Either your manager is a noob....or you are. This would not only make the news in the OC.net news section, but on CNN, so sorry buddy.....you are WRONG!
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I call bs. Where do you work?
    
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Companies like to starve the market once in a while, specially before the release of their new over-hyped products. Very rarelly is it due to manufacturing problems; when that does happen the affected company usually goes down the tubes really fast (something that I don't expect will happen to either Sony or Nintendo). It's just logical business politics.
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The Wii will have like 3 million consoles at launch. The PS3 has some major shortages though.
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Blu-ray lasers are really hard to make and I've heard from friends that the Cell Processor has been yielding not good numbers per wafer... It's completely possible but I actually highly doubt it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beret9987 View Post
Blu-ray lasers are really hard to make and I've heard from friends that the Cell Processor has been yielding not good numbers per wafer... It's completely possible but I actually highly doubt it.
I wonder how much a PS3 will cost a year from now...
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post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by beret9987 View Post
Blu-ray lasers are really hard to make and I've heard from friends that the Cell Processor has been yielding not good numbers per wafer... It's completely possible but I actually highly doubt it.
IIRC it's the cell processors that have only a 1/8 yield or something along those lines; perhaps 80% yield (it's in a news story that was posted on here a month or two ago). So, you're right, but this has already been accounted for in Sony's figures.

Anyways, I call BS on the 160k figure, as well. Obviously, the Wii figure is completely absurd.
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